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, the computer technicians behind the healthcare.gov website were frantically working to get their digital ducks in a row. today it was time to see if it all worked. we have fox team coverage tonight. bret is on how democrats may pay a heavy political price for obama care. jim angle with what may be another broken promise from the president. peter doocy continues his attempts to sign up for insurance but we begin with ed henry on what, if anything, has changed. good evening, ed. >> reporter: good evening, bret. the administration took a bit of a victory lap over the weekend over healthcare.gov but tonight the question is whether online users are simply being pushed from one waiting line to another. president obama's aides struggled today to explain whether they really met the deadline to fix healthcare.gov after consumers reported getting a new page telling them there's so much traffic, they have been thrown into a queue to wait, which the white house insists is progress. >> i think you're confusing error messages with the queueing message, which is quite a different thing entirely. >> reporter:
an error. >> reporter: healthcare.gov is still struggling and darrell issa and others say they're worried about security. >> from a cyber standpoint we're all very concerned. it's very clear this is not a website that is highly secure. as a result hackers are flocking to it to try to take advantage of what clearly our security risks that are still there. >> reporter: the house intelligence chairman revealed it's a significant number of people seeking unauthorized access. >> we know that this thing gets hit thousands of times a day by people trying to get in and get access, unauthorized access. they have no coordinated effort on every single day to monitor and track that. >> reporter: one expert says the many attacks combined with weak security is a recipe for disaster. >> think of a house that you've already built the foundation but the foundation is completely cracked. you know, there's holes in the entire infrastructure and basically you have to gut everything out and rebuild it from the top. >> reporter: some senior democrats are expressing the hope that after initial bumps, obama care
. >> reporter: the administration will make sure healthcare.gov will get a new look over the weekend, but there are questions about how they sold this to the public. first president obama and his aides had to adjust his promise that if you like your health plan you can keep it. and now ezekiel emanual is adding another caveat to the pledge. >> the president never said you can have an unlimited doctor in your country. >> he said if you like your -- you can -- like your doctor, you can keep your doctor? >> if you like your doctor, this is a matter of choice. >> that is shifting to if you can pay for your doctor, you can keep it. >> when this was being debated, 85% of americans weren't satisfied with the health care, but they liked the plan they were on and they liked their doctor. but this administration will destroy the entire system to provide a strong social safety net. >> the president's allies continue to build up the safety net. his political group organizing for action held 100 events this weekend in new york, new hampshire and state as cross the country. the president tweeting
healthcare.gov is turning the corner and benefits are kicking in. as he unveiled yet another sales pitch that republicans are still just not buying. >> while the white house wants to claim that healthcare.gov is now working, we know that obama care is still plagued with problems. and every american deserves relief from it. >> reporter: relief is also needed for congressional democrats who are nervously watching their poll numbers sink ahead of 2014 while the president's own approval ratings plummet. so he launched a new political campaign to call republicans out for not offering an alternative to a law that he vowed will not be torn down. >> you've got good ideas? bring them to me. let's go. but we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. i want everybody to be clear about that. >> reporter: with his em battled health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius and senior adviser valerie jarrett looking on he declared this is his top priority. >> if i have to fight another three years to make sure this law works that's what we'll de. >> there are millions more who stand to be hel
on healthcare.gov. >> my question is, is he passing the buck? >> oh, no, no, no. the president believes very strongly we ought to be functioning effectively at all levels of the government on behalf of the taxpayers. >> reporter: republicaned released more e-mails charging the administration knew as early as august the exchange for small businesses would have to be delayed. but did not reveal a problem until late september. fred upton declaring -- >> reporter: administration officials note the e-mails are between a small group of aides and do not reflect the decisions of higher level officials. and white house aides believe they've had one of their best weeks in terms of improving the website and getting more people enrolled. though when asked if they turned the corner, carney was cautious. >> i think we're making progress but we're not there. >> reporter: hedging, because there are still problems. in fact, "the wall street journal" reports some states are refusing to enroll new people into medicaid, because of incomplete data from the federal site. potentially a major problem since the low
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